Board Nominations

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Ex-Officio and Non-Executive Director Positions

The Scouts Australia NSW Board of Directors invites suitable candidates to apply for three (3) Ex-Officio Director and three (3) Non-Executive Director roles.

The Organisation

As part of a worldwide organisation, Scouts Australia NSW engages and inspires young Australians to develop confidence, resilience and leadership.

The mission of Scouting is to contribute to the education of young people, through a value system based on the Scout Promise and Law, to help build a better world where people are self-fulfilling as individuals and play a constructive role in society.

The Candidate

Candidates must be aged 18 years or older and be eligible to apply for a current Working With Children Check. Board Members are required to sign a Director's letter that recognises their commitment to the values and ideals of Scouting, including the Scout Law and Promise. Directors are also required to abide by the Code of Conduct for Adults in Scouting.

Ex-Officio Directors

The roles of Country Regions and Young Adult Representatives are open to all eligible members of Scouts NSW. The Region Chair Representative is limited to a serving Region Chairperson.

The Country Regions Representative is required to have experience and knowledge of the unique challenges of Scouting in rural NSW.

The Ex-Officio Positions

The Board comprises twelve (12) people of whom six (6) are Ex Officio Directors and six (6) are Non-Executive Directors. Three (3) Ex-Officio Director positions on the Board of Directors are to be filled at the Scouts NSW AGM on 14 July 2018.

In order to provide an appropriate mix of skills across the Board membership, candidates with the appropriate experience and skills are being sought for positions in 2018:

- Country Region Representative;
- Region Chair Representative;
- Young Adult Representative (under 30 years of age).

Competencies, Duties and Obligations

Director core competencies are:

- Financial Acumen
- Risk Management mindset
- Strategic and flexible thinker
- Knowledge of Governance
- Interpersonal and communication skills
- Collaborative approach
- Independence of mind
- Appreciation of the values of Scouting

As a Director you will be expected to:

- Understand your legal duties and responsibilities under the Corporations Act, 2001
- Be accountable for your performance and conduct as a member of the Board
- Actively support the strategic direction and priorities of the Chief Commissioner and Scouts NSW

To Apply

1. Download the Nomination Pack here.
2. Complete the on-line nomination form here and upload supporting documents.

Submitted nominations will be forwarded to the respective forums (Region Commissioners' Forum, Region Chairs Forum or Chief Commissioner) for voting and selection as required by the Constitution, prior to the final nomination going forward for consideration by the Branch Council voting process. Successful and unsuccessful nominations will be notified.

Nominations for Ex-Officio Directors close at 5pm on Monday 30 April 2018. Nominations received after this time will not be considered.

Any questions can be directed to the CEO’s office at Scouts NSW on 02 9735 9000.

Non-Executive Directors

Non-Executive Directors should be nominated on the basis of appropriate qualifications, experience and skills. AICD qualifications or equivalent will be highly regarded.

Board Members are not renumerated by Scouts NSW.

The Non-Executive Positions

The Board comprises twelve (12) people of whom six (6) are Ex Officio Directors and six (6) are Non-Executive Directors. Three (3) Non-Executive Director positions on the Board of Directors are to be filled at the Scouts NSW AGM on 14 July 2018.

In order to provide an appropriate mix of skills across the Board membership, candidates with the appropriate experience and skills are being sought for positions in 2018:

- Corporate Governance
- Information and Communications Technology
- Property Management

Competencies, Duties and Obligations

Director core competencies are:

- Financial Acumen
- Risk Management mindset
- Strategic and flexible thinker
- Knowledge of Governance
- Interpersonal and communication skills
- Collaborative approach
- Independence of mind
- Appreciation of the values of Scouting

As a Director you will be expected to:

- Understand your legal duties and responsibilities under the Corporations Act, 2001
- Be accountable for your performance and conduct as a member of the Board
- Actively support the strategic direction and priorities of the Chief Commissioner and Scouts NSW

To Apply

1. Download the Non-Executive Nomination Pack here.
2. Complete the on-line nomination form here and upload supporting documents.

Nominations for Non-Executive Directors close at 5pm on Tuesday 15 May 2018. Nominations received after this time will not be considered.

Any questions can be directed to the CEO’s office at Scouts NSW on 02 9735 9000.